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The Fly Shop Invitational Competition – Islanders Collect Bronze

Our annual trip across the pond to Wales could not come quick enough as many of our competitions had been cancelled or postponed. We were waiting in eager anticipation to get all the gear packed up and the road trip started! After the excellent fishing on Clywedog last year we were all excited to get back out on the water. When we reached our accommodation at Hafren Forest Bunkhouse we were greeted by Sarah and Darren who were excellent hosts...

Welsh Hawks

The Fly Shop Welsh Hawks Take Silver at the Airflo International on Rutland – by David Hoppe

It is fair to say the team was just a little bit excited about the prospects of 3 days practice and 2 days competing at the Airflo Spring Invitational International Competition which was held at the mighty Rutland Water. The last time the Welsh Hawks competed as a Team on Rutland at was back in October 2019! The first day of practice was hard. It was 28 degrees and bright sun. We split the team into three areas; North Arm,...

Wayne Jones shows his fly fishing box with lines in

Top 10 must have fly lines for competitive loch style fly fishing

Since launching the fly shop and guiding one question I get asked a lot is why so many lines and what would you class as essential. The first is a floating line this is a must have. I use the Loop Opti still water in a WF7. This line is mainly used for dry fly or bung fishing. It loads the rod very fast and is great for covering moving fish fast. It also turns the bung and flies over...

Arden Pollock with a cracking rainbow trout caught from a small water

Arden Pollock Top 10 winter Stillwater flies

Love it or hate it, bung fishing can be a very productive method on the small Stillwater’s, particularly in the colder months of winter. A small weighted fly fished 4-6ft below the indicator can be devastating when no other methods are working. Once you work out the depth the fish are feeding at you can present your fly completing static in the zone. These are my favourite flies for beneath the bung. Select optionsQuick View Alec Bowler, Worms Lime Hot Head Squirmy 0...

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